Project Description

Kara Oehler

Portrait of Kara Oehler

FSC-Radcliffe Fellow 2011-12
FSC-Harvard Fellow 2012-13

Kara Oehler is Editor-in-Chief of Zeega, a non-profit and open source platform dedicated to inventing new forms of interactive storytelling, a founder of metaLAB (at) Harvard, and a Rockefeller Fellow with United States Artists. Her work focuses on pushing the boundaries of narrative journalism on the air and across multiple platforms; combining investigative storytelling with participatory media; and building new systems and opportunities for education and artistic practice. Primarily, Oehler creates aesthetically experimental audio and interactive documentaries to engage and refamiliarize people with everyday stories and pressing issues, striving to keep much of their uncertainty, cruelty, sparseness, whimsy, and clatter intact. Since 1999, her radio stories and interactive projects have received George Foster Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, Associated Press and Third Coast International Audio Festival awards, aired on shows such as RadioLab, Morning Edition, Studio 360 and been exhibited at MoMA (New York), among other venues.